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US midterm polls: Buhari congratulates Nigerian-Americans on election victory

President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated eight Nigerian-Americans on their victory in the US midterm elections. The Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity,…

President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated eight Nigerian-Americans on their victory in the US midterm elections.

The Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, said in a statement on Wednesday that Segun Adeyina, Gabe Okoye, Solomon Adesanya, Tish Naghise, and Phil Olaleye won their legislative seats as state representatives in their districts in Georgia State.

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He added that Carol Kazeem won the Pennsylvania State Representative in District 159, Esther Agbaje was re-elected as Minnesota State Representative in District 59B, while Dr Oye Owolewa was re-elected to the US House of Representatives (Shadow Representative) in Washington D.C.

The presidential spokesman said President Buhari thanked them for their invaluable support and partnerships over the years, with groups affiliated with the ideals and objectives of Nigerians in Diaspora associations in the United States in his prayerful wishes for a successful tenure in office.

The president, who reiterated his support for every Nigerian excelling at home and abroad, said compatriots who succeeded in good causes were assets to the nation and the continent.

He said their contributions would always be remembered and celebrated.